Located about a 4-minute walk from Union Station just off Interstate 64, the Pear Tree Inn Union Station is popular with business and leisure travellers who require a hotel with easy highway and public transit access, an indoor pool and a complimentary hot breakfast. This hotel also allows both cats and dogs (up to two per room, total) at no cost, making it a great choice for guests travelling with their pets.
This smoke-free hotel has 239 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering one king or two double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. A microwave, separate bedrooms and a living room with a sofabed are available in some rooms.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a 24-hour fitness room, a 24-hour business centre, meeting/banquet facilities, guest laundry, a free hot breakfast, free evening snacks and beverages and free parking. Evening beverages are served between 5:30 pm and 7 pm, and free popcorn and soda are available daily from 3 pm to 10 pm. The free breakfast is served from 6 am to 9:30 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10 am on weekends.
One hour of free long-distance calls (within the U.S.) and 15 minutes of free long distance to Canada and Mexico are offered to each room every day. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request and up to two cats or dogs are permitted per room free of charge. Parking for oversized vehicles is not available, as the parking garage clearance is 7 feet 6 inches.
Public transit access is just across the street, while Harry's Restaurant and Bar is about a 30-second walk from the hotel, and Union Square Plaza is a 6-minute walk southeast. Busch Stadium is roughly a 6-minute drive eastward, and Lambert–St. Louis International Airport (STL) is a 20-minute drive northwest. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, 2 pets/room permitted free, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: June 6, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
The hotel's location was praised by numerous guests, who found it to be close to the highway, Union Station, downtown, Fox Theatre, Saint Louis University, City Museum, Gateway Arch, MetroLink and Scottrade Center. One lodger noted, "A walk along Market Street can get you to all the downtown amenities of St. Louis. It remains centrally located and very easy to reach".
Many reviewers complimented the hotel's staff, characterizing them as accommodating, welcoming and helpful with directions and suggestions.
Several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, tasteful, well maintained and well equipped, with comfortable beds and fast Wi-Fi signals. A few reviewers had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
The hotel's breakfast was also praised by several guests, who described it as high quality and well stocked, with many hot and cold choices.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.
While the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported worn decor, carpets and furniture, as well as rough and thin towels.
Noise disturbances were mentioned by a few lodgers. They reported hearing guests in adjacent rooms, as well as loud kids running and playing in the hallways.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 96% recommendation rate from 603 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 571 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #23 out of 119 Saint Louis hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 2290 reviews.
The author called the hotel on June 6, 2013 to verify some information.